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Old 10-14-2016, 06:15 PM   #1
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What battery setup for a new Northpoint?

I'm new to the RV world, and I'm close to purchasing probably a 377. It doesn't look like batteries are part of the package, so I guess I just figure that out on my own?

What's a reasonable setup? There's an overwhelming amount of info on batteries out there. I'm just looking for a few opinions to get me started on what I should expect that's somewhere between ridiculously too little and overkill. 12 or 6v? How many??

I'll have a residential fridge and the gen prep (I'll get a generator later if I decide I need it).

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Old 10-14-2016, 06:37 PM   #2
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The batteries should come from the dealer you purchase from ... mine had a brand new one installed by dealer... shouldn't be your problem
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Old 10-14-2016, 06:52 PM   #3
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Batteries are always part of the package. They usually don't have them installed until last minute due to theft and drain from non-use
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So if the dealer puts in one 12v battery, that's normal and reasonable?


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So if the dealer puts in one 12v battery, that's normal and reasonable?


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They will be happy to sell you a second battery installed..
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My 377 came with one 12v battery from dealership. Bought a matching 2nd 12v battery from Costco for much cheaper than what the dealership offered to sell me one for.
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My dealer (whom I love) was going to put a small, no name, 12v battery in. He was also going to "give" me the camco starter kit in a bucket - which is all low quality junk. I talked the parts manager into keeping the junk and giving me a store credit. I spent it on a GOOD sewer hose, 30a extension, etc. Went and bought my batteries elsewhere.
Of course I had to buy them before I picked up the trailer so there was 12v for the PDI.
Not all dealers would do that but it's worth a discussion.


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Old 10-14-2016, 08:30 PM   #8
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My 377 came with a single 12v RV battery. I removed it, mounted my umbilical cord reel in that space, then mounted my four 6v golf-cart batteries in the nose compartment. I have the RV fridge and 300W of solar, so I'd say that our battery needs differ....
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My 377 came with a single 12v RV battery. I removed it, mounted my umbilical cord reel in that space, then mounted my four 6v golf-cart batteries in the nose compartment. I have the RV fridge and 300W of solar, so I'd say that our battery needs differ....
Fire instructor, did I miss a thread with a picture of your setup? I really need to see this.
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Our 377 came with 2 deep cell batteries from the dealer without an extra charge.
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